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of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: president obama chose his long-time foreign policy advisor denis mcdonough to be the new white house chief of staff. mr. obama made the announcement this afternoon. he lauded mcdonough, and told him, "i know you'll always give it to me straight, as only a friend can." mcdonough will take over from jack lew, who's been nominated to replace timothy geithner as the next treasury secretary. today was geithner's last day, after four years on the job. in a final interview, he said he's hopeful the economy will strengthen this year. the defense department has begun eliminating the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime
pass conversation with vice president and director for foreign policy at the brookings institute, martin indyk, on some of the big bets president obama is making during his second term in foreign policy. >>> good monday morning for you on first look. coming up, democrats insist on a single bill and republicans insist they better change or risk further election. >>> a wave of unrest leaves more than 50 dead and a state of emergency in egypt over islamist policy. >>> ice storms and snow headed to the mideast. a possible breakthrough to help migraine sufferers. and the president obama on hillary clinton and the outlook for 2016. >> you guys in the press are incorrigible. i was literally inaugurated four days ago. and you're talking about elections four years from now. >>> it's nice to see you. i'm veronica de la cruz. this week, president obama puts immigration reform front and center on his agenda. on tuesday he will outline his overhaul in a major speech in las vegas, and even a bipartisan group of senators is on board to reform the system that impacts 11 million undocumented peop
foreign policy and hopefully tomorrow in john kerrey's hearing before the senate foreign relations committee we'll get into that because the real issue is the date on obama foreign policies. >> thank you. phil mickelson, tiger woods, lebron jamgs and derek jeter, guess, what they're all supply siders. i'm going to try to explain that to you up next. (announcer) scottrade knows our clients trade and invest their own way. with scottrade's smart text, i can quickly understand my charts, and spend more time trading. their quick trade bar lets my account follow me online so i can react in real-time. plus, my local scottrade office is there to help. because they know i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade. voted "best investment services company." ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i thi
to be another case where the term becomes almost defined by what's happening abrd by foreign policy? >> i don't think so. i think that -- i mean, the big thing is the deficit and that is something that he needs to tackle. and if he can get a balanced agreement where you have, you know, on a sustainable basis, not just in this short-term, but in the medium and long-term within reduction in expenditure and some increases in taxes, i think that would be good. on the other hand, you have the gun control question which is another big domestic issue which is going to to drain a lot of his political capital, but which he's decided to get stuck into and i don't think there's any retreat from that now. >> final question, do you expect there to be a grand bargain, yes or no, this year or during his second term when it comes to deficit and debt reduction? >> i do expect it in his second term, yes. >> pippa? >> i don't. >> okay. more skepticism about it, but we like your optimism. maybe they will be inspired to come to some sort of agreement. stay there, both of you. next, we'll bring you the latest on a
the obama administration's foreign policy. and i urge his speedy confirmation. >> if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so too is the foreign service. >> reporter: john mccain and kerry forged close bonds over vietnam. both naval officers, mccain was imprisoned. kerry returned to testify against the war in 1971. his first appearance before this committee. >> how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in vietnam? >> reporter: decades later, they united as senators to resolve p.o.w. issues and normalize relations with vietnam. >> working toward that end with john and witnessing almost daily his exemplary statesmanship is one of the highest privileges i've had here. >> reporter: today, they do have differences. mccain is more willing to arm the rebels in syria. >> i think we ought to tell the syrian people that we're either going to help them or we're not. >> if you have a complete implosion of the state, nobody has clearer definition of how you put those pieces back together. >> reporter: he and others also pressed
hearing these. >> if she wants this job, it will be interesting. on foreign policy, president obama defending himself from critics who say the u.s. has not been aggressive enough in using american power abroad. >>> well, moammar gadhafi probably does not agree with that assessment, or at least if he were around he would not agree with that assessment. when it comes to egypt, if it had not been for the leadership we showed, you might have seen a different outcome there. but also understanding that we do nobody a service when we leap before we look. here is a classic example of where our involvement, we want to make sure that not only does it enhance u.s. security but also that it is doing right by the people of syria and neighbors like israel that are going to be profoundly affected by it. and so it's true sometimes that we don't just shoot from the hip. >>> secretary clinton's last day at the state department will be this friday. >>> we have new developments on immigration reform. a bipartisan group of eight senators say they've reached an agreement on sweeping legislation that incl
's inaugural inaugural, it is obvious that have a checklist -- took list of issues to mention. foreign policy, gay-rights, and did briefly mention education. >> no single person can trade of the single math and science teachers read for the future. we must harness new ideas to revamp the tax code and reform our schools and empower citizens with the skills they need to work harder and reach higher. lou: he did not actually say education but he did mention the word reform. he wants to change everything. if you believe the data the federal education department puts out you may think there is no need it only reflected the reality. the education department is a giddy that shows high-school graduation rate is 78-point to%. 70-point to% that is a 35 year, and not a high but the best this report, think about it. 21% is not getting it done. the education department also notes, about this, the national dropout rate is 3 percent overall down from 4% last year. are you kidding me? if only 78.2% are getting it done how does that end up at 3%? new mask? federal math? political math. is a joke not funny bro
to foreign policy and national security thing was his comment on the fact that we don't have to live with perpetual warfare for lives in decades. that could turn out to be one of the most important parts of the speech. we have national security and the defense budget, which i think is wildly out of control. it is a kind of old war budget for a very different era. and i hope that the president and the administration and republicans as well as democrats will take a good look at that. neil: did he miss an opportunity to do so? i know all about broad visions any spell out some of the details, but this was an opportunity to say that i see the magnitude of our debt. i see the magnitude of our problems. i am not oblivious to this. i want us all to join hands and look at ways to mutually get this down to size without dividing our social classes. i don't know if that opportunity was seized on appropriately enough today. >> well, i think it was a different kind of speech. but this is a president who has cut spending. he wants to cut more. i wish i could see that desire on a partisan basis, esp
domestically and foreign policy although he has said iran is the number one issue that he has to deal with as he relates to security. as for united states been frosty lately between prime minister netanyahu and president obama. this could cut either way. either all of a sudden he could view himself as a weak prime minister. become more conciliatory. offer to go into peace talks with the palestinians as president obama has asked for. this could push him harder to the right, meaning he becomes more hard line and take as much stuffer stance against president obama in the coming months. shep? >> shepard: leland vittert as they dissemmable the campaign headquarters and start the business of the country tomorrow. thank you. britain's prince harry kill taliban firefighters. interviews and reaction to naked pictures from vegas, baby, vegas. ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it on february 3rd. ♪ nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex g
as a devout man involved in every major foreign policy decision of this administration. >>> following breaking news. an appeals court ruling of his appointments unconstitutional. i'll speak with pete williams about what it means for the president and the white house. >>> plus, georgia republican senator chambliss announced his re retirement and republicans say it's one of the best pickup opportunities for the cycle. and you can always join our conversation on twitter. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. [ female announcer ] some people like to pretend a flood could never happen to them. and that their homeowners insurance protects them. [ thunder crashes ] it doesn't. stop pretending. only flood insurance covers floods. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. she was
's nominee for treasury secretary. mcdonough has been advising president obama on foreign policy for nearly a decade and has played a key role in all the president's major national security decisions, including the end of the iraq war, the repeal of don't ask, don't tell, and the withdrawal from afghanistan. an official announcement is expected in about an hour. >>> the president's former challenger mitt romney will be in town today for a rare appearance. he's attending a luncheon hosted by philanthropist kathleen reynolds and bill marriott jr. at the marriott hotel downtown. marriott jr. has rejoined the board of directors after leaving in 2011 to run for the white house. he chose not to attend the inauguration monday, the first nominee to do so since michael dukakis back in 1989. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with a look at the forecast. >>> normally, it's boring and drab and gray in the winter. when it snows, everything turns bright and beautiful. this is a photograph i took yesterday afternoon. we talk about the hazards of the snow, but so much beauty associated with it
around a long time. at the end of the day, the foreign policy will come out of the white house. >> i think there is some truth to that. treasury policy will be run out of the white house. the president will have a strong partner. and articulate partner with a reputation for pushing a hard bargain. jack lose primary role here will be to pushing for that. dagen: jack lew may be staring at a sudden unexpected spike in interest rates. >> that is why it is interesting they chose someone with no expertise. it could come back to haunt them. i do not think that will be his role. his role will be the press. if he cannot succeed, then to push for the 2014 elections. connell: they do not know that much about her. what should they know? >> she deserves high marks for her prosecution for the first world trade center bombing. george bush capper on for a while. she deserves high marks for that. [talking over each other] >> it was a pretty strong case. it was a less than vigorous prosecution of teamsters. she took some hits for that. it will be more of the same. her predecessor, mary schapiro, was k
in algeria that this is basically how the u.s. is going to conduct foreign policy when it comes to that issue in the world, this idea of leading from behind? >> i think that that is -- has certainly been the tenor recently and it looks like it will continue to be. let's lead from behind. let's provide support where we can. but let's not just get actively involved and in it up to our wastes. >> okay. we'll leave it there. we appreciate your time from houston this morning. >>> now, over to japan. a speed change in mon tar policy under way and a share role on tokyo and equation. >> foifrt fist time, the bank of japan a suggesting'ing a 2% pure chasing. from the jot set, today's decision was an exercise, so to speak, in showing that the central bank and the government are on the same page when it comes to trying reflat the japanese economy. here is what the governor had to say. >> the government has again pledged to take concrete steps towards the sustainable fiscal struck structure. we have high expectations for the government's measures. >> but here comes the tricky part. the bank of japan is a
, the deputy national security advisers advised obama on foreign policy for a decade as president and senator, taking over for jack lew was the pick to be the treasury department, one of ten promotions the president is announcing this year including security legislative and communications positions. the president nominated mary jo white to charity securities and exchange commission. the federal prosecutor in man hadn't turned private sector defender, nominated richard coeur great to be the consumer protection bureau. he is already there after the president circumvented objection last year with a recess appointments, news on those recess appointments, labor relations board recess appointments which have now been invalidated. republicans say that puts cor cordr cordray's appointment in question. dennis: industry and lenore of virus accounting for 50% of flu cases had come from australia. the center for disease control and prevention reporting any time a new strain emergeds it has the potential to increase disease. flu season runs november through march and hit peaks this month. cheryl: time for
of their foreign exchange policy for their own self-interests. but no, i don't see this as a long-term shift towards currency management, towards fixed exchange rates. >> okay. jim, i have a question for you, how does the japanese yen fit into all of this? it is in the news all the time because of the bank of japan and everything they are doing to ease monetary policy, stimulate the economy, what are your thoughts on the yen? >> it's a great question. the japanese yen is the exception to almost everything. the u.s. policy is to cheapen the dollar against all major trading partners, taiwan, korea, china, europe and the rest. japan is an exception. number one, they need the help. they need some help. number two, and they have nothing else going for them, lousy demographics, high debt to gdp etc. the other reason is they have now become the buyer of last resort of treasuries. it used to be china's job, but china is reducing its net purchase of treasuries. if you notice, japan is increasing them. the fed is kind of cutting japan a break saying hey we will let you cheapen against the dollar as lo
employment. but there is no need to leave the european union for the policy -- >> this morning, as you well know, the foreign affairs and trade, as well, there's quite a lot of support around europe for david cameron's thought process of what he wants to achieve in the single market. the question is, we've been trying to deliver ever since the lisbon treaty a better efficient market growth and we keep failing. why is this next time going to be any different? >> in fact, we have made some progress, for instance, for the european pattern was finally approved, years of difficult discussion. one reason has been that the member states have not always implemented the completion of the single markets. for instance, the services director has not yet implemented in old member states. that's something where we need a stronger european union than a weaker european union to ensure that the single market works equally in all parts of europe the. >> what can you tell us about the status of growth? when will we see a real return to growth in the eurozone? we have these catalysts, elections, debt coming du
relatively benign. interest rate policy benign. as long as foreign exchange volatility remains rather muted, becky, risk asset, both housing and equity should continue to do well. we expect s&ps probably to get above 1500 by the end of march, beginning part of april. >> i'm sure people everywhere are going to be irritated with you this morning, john. let's talk about some of the things that we heard from these companies who have reported today. we spoke with ellen kullman the ceo of dupont a little earlier. we talked about how things like construction are expected to be very strong in the first half of the year. but things like automobiles, maybe not as strong as they were at the end of 2012. is that things that the stock market knows at this point or is this things that could actually move some of those other indices? she also talked about something something being very strong and maybe that helps somebody like a john deere. >> those are two different stories. fnks financing rates and borrowing rates remind very, very kind and a turnover within the domestic stock of automobiles should cont
should be sending foreign aid to them, that the regime of president. my call to congress is you have to do something about it. you have to pressure the administration to have a different policy with regard to egypt. lou: north korea again threatening south korea, threatening the united states, threatening another nuclear test the prospect of more missile tests. what should be the u.s. response to what has, it looks to be, another adventuress regime in north korea. >> first, the equation is simple. the more north korean regime is going to do in terms of showing as the missiles, testing missiles demobilizing, threatening against the south koreans, and we don't do anything meaningful. meeting, we don't have a containment policy, the work even with the chinese and the russians to contain the north koreans. you do more of it. at some point in time there will show us the missiles with the bomb. the other byproduct of this is that other regimes, the iranian regime is looking at how we are not containing the north koreans, even after the develop the weapon. what will their conclusion b? so i
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